The saturation is cranked way up on that picture. It will not look like that in hand (when coinman says the images are "juiced", what he means is that the settings have been played with to make the coin look better than it really is).
I think the coin has been artificially toned. I strongly suspect that chemicals have been applied to induce that color, and that it is not natural. Sorry, but I am not a fan of this piece.
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i asked the seller if he knew about the history of the coin (i.e. toning process). He said it was naturally toned in a cardboard album. along with 2 other pieces i purchased. he also is sending me a photocopy of dvds that explains how to detect toning that is artificial in case i am interested in that as well. I will post photos once i get in hand.
i appreciate everyones feedback. I like colorful jeffersons and my purchases have leaned heavily that way recently, but this is one I was curious about.
Loc: Rochester, NY
Like James, I own a number of nickels with similar toning, and they have been in Whitman folders for decades. It's a very good possibility they are indeed NT as the seller claims. However I also agree with other responses that its likely the images have been tweaked. Remember though, tweaking is often done more to compensate for the lack of skills on the photo taker's part than to 'puff' the piece being sold, but I realize this can make the coin appear better than it would look in hand. So long as the seller has a return policy, and you like the coin enough to purchase it, than it's up to you.